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B’s Eriksson (concussion) returns tonight vs. Dallas

Nov 5, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

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Loui Eriksson will get a chance to play his former team on Tuesday night.

The Bruins winger — who came to Boston from Dallas in a blockbuster summer deal — has passed his concussion tests and will play for the first time in five games tonight when the B’s host the Stars at TD Garden.

“Loui will definitely be in,” head coach Claude Julien said on Tuesday morning.

Eriksson, who spent the first seven years of his career in Dallas, has been out of the lineup after getting hit high by Buffalo’s John Scott on Oct. 23. The Swedish winger has been shelved since, but has been skating for the past five days and clearly wanted to get back in against his ex-team.

“The testing all came out pretty good,” Eriksson told CSNNE.com on Monday. “I don’t think I’ll be thinking much about it if I play tonight. Obviously I’m going to do the things I’m good at, and not think about the last game I played.

“I’m just happy that I’m feeling good now, and that I had a good recovery.”

In other lineup news, it appears Johnny Boychuk will also make his return to the B’s on Tuesday. The defenseman was hurt in last Thursday’s 3-2 shootout win over Anaheim and missed Saturday’s loss on Long Island.

Related: Motivated Seguin returns to Boston Tuesday

  1. jcmeyer10 - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Hell yah. Going to the game to celebrate my Ma’s birthday and am glad Loui is on the ice. Hopefully he isn’t rushing it but glad to see him back.

    • nhloon - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      Happy birthday to your moms !

      • jcmeyer10 - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        Thanks man, I’m the lucky dog who gets to go to a Bruins game as a present.

  2. drewsylvania - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Great news.

  3. spitfisher - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    I hope he ( LE ) is 100% and I hope Thorton, Looch, Chara, Sidenberg, boychuck ( if available) McClaren give little Tyler a nice garden welcome into the quarter boards-enough so that Tylers mom calls into all the sports radio talk shows. “stop picking on my Tyler”

    • hockey412 - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      The fact that you got more than one other idiot to give that a thumbs up has ruined my outlook on cultural evolution in Boston. Just burn it.

      • gallyhatch - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:01 PM

        “Just burn it.”

        Great hockey insight 412, as usual.

    • amityvillefun - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      McClaren?

      • spitfisher - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:08 PM

        Adam McQuaid, damn spell check

      • amityvillefun - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

        Ahhh, for a minute there I thought you meant “Kyle McLaren.” I was gonna say, “Man, you haven’t watched a Bruins game in quite a few years!”

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_McLaren

  4. amityvillefun - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Boychuk and Eriksson coming back is great for the Bruins. Both are vital players to get back on a winning streak.

    Hopefully, they are both at near 100% and can contribute to the team. Go Bruins!

    I wonder if Seguin will be a bit gun shy with Chara on the ice….

  5. darksidecowboy - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Tonight you Boston fans will see who won the Seguin/Eriksson trade, Seguin will make the Bruins pay for the trade with two goals and a Dallas win. We miss Loui but thank you Mr. Chiarelli for getting fed up with a future HOF’r, GO STARS!!!

    • jcmeyer10 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      Yes, I will judge a trade based on one game early in the regular season of the first year. We can talk when Reilly Smith develops, then we will know who really won.

    • spitfisher - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      hopefully they won’t be judging him for the HOF based on play off points.

      BTW there were a couple of players involved in the trade, not just TS for LE

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      This is a trade where both teams will come out winners, not really sure why winning a trade against a team in another conference is such a big deal but okay.

  6. amityvillefun - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Good lord, make the playoffs first – when it actually counts for something.

  7. bruinsfan55 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    LOL you think Seguin is a future Hall of Famer? That’s hilarious. Time will only tell who won the Seguin/Eriksson trade especially when Smith Fraser and Morrow all develop and also who wins the next cup

  8. dboldave - Nov 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    People will always point to points scored after a trade to determine if that trade was good or not. Even if Sequin goes on to score 40 goals this year, that doesn’t mean he’d be a good fit in Boston. It’s ok to say that a player is good but doesn’t fit with a team.

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